Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Chicago Transit Authority Law Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-03

Name of library or information center:
Chicago Transit Authority Law Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Chicago Transit Authority

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Chair, Library Committee

Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
Not an TKN member

Do you provide access to your information collection to the general public (either on-site or on-line, with or without a fee)?:
Yes

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
Collection is open and circulating to CTA staff; open but non-circulating to general public by appointment.

Provide a description of your information collection:
The focus of our small collection is primarily on CTA's legal practice areas (Torts, Subrogation & Workers' Compensation; Corporate Law; Labor, Policy & Appeals), with a very small and random collection of materials highlighting CTA and rail history.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
The collection caters primarily to tort and labor/employment law.

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Currently downsizing print collection to accommodate both budget constrainst and possible move.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Bart Lind Smith

Address:

Chicago Transit Authority--Law Library , 567 W. Lake St., 5th Floor

City:
Chicago

State:
IL

Zip:
60661

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
312-681-2778

Fax Number:

Main email:
bsmith@transitchicago.com

Website:
http://www.transitchicago.com


Do you provide online training courses?:

Do you provide onsite training courses?:

Do you maintain a knowledge base of lessons learned or best practices?:

Do you maintain a directory of experts or provide referrals to experts as part of your services?:

Are any of your training materials catalogued into OCLC?:

If you are affiliated with a library, please provide its name:

What types of data sets do you provide?:

What export formats do you offer?:

What types of metadata do you provide to help users locate or interpret data sets?:

Organization Type:Public Transit Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
150 titles

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):

Does your staff have access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either directly or through your parent organization?:
Yes

Do you offer your patrons access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either remotely or within your library?:
Yes

Please list the major commercial information databases to which your library subscribes.:
Westlaw, BNA, LexisNexis, IICLE SmartBooks

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:

What days and hours are library services provided?:
M-F, 9:00-5:30

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:

OCLC Code (if applicable):

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
0

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
No

Do you lend through OCLC?:
No

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Open but non-circulating to general public

What fees do you charge for lending?:

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:


Library Resources and Facilities

What is your library’s approximate annual budget – excluding staffing and facilities costs?:
Under $100,000.00

What is your library’s primary funding source?:
Law Department budget, which is part of general agency budget

Does your library have access to conference/meeting space?:
No

Do you offer use of computers with internet access to your users?:
No

Do you have access to digitization and OCR hardware/software?:
No

What specialized software do you have access to? (e.g. web publishing, desktop publishing, multimedia):


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:

Catalog Type:

Name of software used for catalog (enter “none”, ‘home grown”, or name of commercial package):

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
Bart Lind Smith

Staff person title:
Library Services Coordinator

Staff person phone:
312-681-2778

Staff person email:
bsmith@transitchicago.com

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


Expertise:

Reference
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Archives/Special Collections
Administration/Management


Languages:

Spanish
French
German
Italian




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